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The Battle for the Soul of 2015


By HANNATU MUSAWA One thousand and ninety days to go, the battle for the soul of 2015 has already begun! As we eat up the days in our march towards D-Day, I cannot say enough, within the limited space that I have to write this piece, about the total lack of seriousness of the opposition […]

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Jonathan is Eligible for Psychiatric Test


By CHARLES OFOJI It is only in a mad country that a sitting president will overtly admit taking bribe from a foreign construction company, in desecration of the constitution he swore to preserve, and still go about his business as president and commander-in-chief as if nothing happened. To acutely grasp President Goodluck Jonathan’s misbehavior in […]

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Injustice in Corruption Cases:Plot to Support or Sabotage Jonathan?


By OHIA ISRAEL In Nigeria today corruption cases involving public office holders have continued to be thwarted by the powers-that-be. Our investigations revealed that a carefully coordinated plot by the presidency and top echelon of the government is being anchored to sabotage the Goodluck Jonathan administration. The brains behind the plot are throwing spanners in […]

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Wishing President Jonathan a ”meditative” leave


By IDANG ALIBI Ever since the news was given out that beginning from last Monday, President Goodluck Jonathan would remain in Abuja for a more or less one -week working leave, I have been watching out to see if some of my compatriots will buy space in some of our leading newspapers to wish the […]

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Replicating the Economies of the “Four Asian Tigers” in Nigeria:


Mr. President, Please Stop Teasing By HENRY OKOROAFOR World leaders gathered in Seoul, South Korea on 27 March, 2012 for Nuclear Security Summit and President Goodluck Jonathan was one of them. He attended the summit in the company of his wife and a few delegates that includes two state governors. After the summit, President Jonathan […]

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Jonathan and 2015


By CHIDI AMUTA In this place, the only realm of activity that seems to be thriving is the political industry. It employs many either directly or collaterally. It empowers a few, converting a handful of thugs into instant millionaires while migrating millions of the so-called electorate into worsening poverty at a rate in inverse proportion […]

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(Not) Negotiating with Ghosts


By Okey Ndibe I was reading a report in last Sunday’s edition of the Punch titled “FG Rules out Direct Talks with Boko Haram” when a statement by presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, jumped out at me. According to the paper, Mr. Abati confirmed that the Goodluck Jonathan administration was not in direct talks with Boko […]

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A Tale of two Davids and two Jonathans


By Dipo Dosunmu   The Biblical story of David and Jonathan will forever remain a reference point for what true friendship should be. Jonathan, prince and son of Saul, was the heir apparent to the throne of Israel. On the other hand, David, the youngest son of Jesse, was a ruddy, bright-eyed shepherd boy. David’s […]

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Professor Itse Sagay on Derivation: A Conflict Between Language and Status


Those who read Law in Nigerian universities know Professor Itse Sagay very well through his numerous textbooks especially on constitutional law. Personally, I have not come across an author on law like him. My thumps were always up whenever I read any of his books as a student of law. I have had contact with […]

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The Rumour Republic


By SONALA OLUMHENSE I did not know that President Goodluck Jonathan had such a robust sense of humour as to declare the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Nigeria’s only democratic party. The effort was met with a lot of derision by the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) soon after. Replying to the proposition through its Publicity […]

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